Stephen G. Cecchetti,
Brandeis International University Kermit L. Schoenholtz,
Stern School of Business, New York University
ISBN: 007802174x Copyright year: 2015
New! Integration with FRED the free, online database created and maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for use by everyoneprofessionals, students, and the general public. FRED covers about 200 countries with nearly 150,000 economic time series from about 50 data producers. FREDs economic data is updated daily. Understanding this type of data us critical to understanding money and banking. FRED is integrated in many ways in this edition:
Data Exploration Problems in the end-of-chapter material provide students with problems to solve using the FRED website. Hints on solving these problems are provided on the texts website, or by scanning the bar code next to the set of problems.
FRED data is used in exhibits throughout the chapters.
FRED data codes tables appear at the end of the chapters and list key economic and financial indicators relevant to the chapter.
New Topics in the Integrated Global Perspective. The Fourth Edition has been revised extensively in light of the regulatory and monetary policy developments in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and as a result of the euro-area crisis that began in 2010. Throughout the Fourth Edition, the authors have integrated key developments and relevant insights from these experiences. New topics introduced or discussed in much greater detail include:
Too big to fail
Unconventional monetary policy tools
The euro-area crisis
The Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation
Basel III regulatory changes
Central bank communications
Changes at the Federal Reserve. The discussion of the Federal Reserve now highlights the introduction of a numerical inflation objective and the evolving communications strategy (Chapter 16), the use of unconventional policy tools in addressing the financial crisis (Chapter 18), and the impairment of the monetary transmission process during the crisis (Chapter 23). It also reflects the challenge to Fed independence in the aftermath of the crisis (Chapter 15).
Learning Objectives. Learning objectives are now introduced at the beginning of each chapter to highlight the concepts to be mastered. They are referenced again among the end of chapter problems to which they relate.
Updated Coverage of Global Events. New and updated learning tools present timely and relevant topics and events to further enhance the material. A complete list of the new features (including those with major updates) include:
Lessons from the Crisis
Interbank Lending (Chapter 3)
The ECB and the Crisis of the Euro Area (Chapter 16)
Oasis of Stability (Chapter 19)
In the News
Airtime is Money: The Other Type of Mobile Money (Chapter 2)
High-Frequency Trading: Wait a Second (Chapter 3)
Risk-on, Risk-off May Be Ending (Chapter 5)
Grosss Burning Bond Market Fails to Frighten Investors (Chapter 6)
Bubble Spotting (Chapter 8)
No Insurance Pay-Out on Greek Debt (Chapter 9)
Foreign Exchange: Neighbors Show Little Appetite for Brazils War (Chapter 10)
China Shadow Bankers Go Online as Peer-to-Peer Sites Boom (Chapter 11)
Lessons from the London Whale (Chapter 12)
Feds Tarullo Says Reviving Glass-Steagall May Be Costly (Chapter 13)
How to Shrink the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks (Chapter 14)
The Politicization (or Not) of Central Banks (Chapter 15)
Should the Fed Change Its Target? An Interview with Michael Woodford (Chapter 16)
The Monetary Base Is Exploding. So What? (Chapter 17)
How Jawboning Works (Chapter 18)
Phony Currency Wars (Chapter 19)
Will Feds Easy Money Push Up Prices? (Chapter 20)
Yellen Says Higher Rates Not Assured After Thresholds Hit (Chapter 21)